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  • Scott Gustafson

    We are proud to add Scott Gustafson’s original art works to the Museum.
        Scott’s earliest ambition was to become an animator.  It wasn’t until after leaving art school that the possibility of a career as a freelance illustrator began to truly appeal to him. Over the nearly twenty-five years that span his career, he has had the opportunity to fulfill commissions for a number of varied clients and publishers.
        Scott’s latest release “Favorite Nursery Rhymes From Mother Goose” features over 45 color illustrations.  This book was awarded a Silver Best Children’s Book by the 2008  Independent Publishers Book Awards.
        We have several of Scott’s prints, books and a few originals available for purchase.
  • Randal Spangler Exhibit

    Noted Kansas City artist Randal Spangler will be at the Museum Thanksgiving Weekend 2010.   Randal's wonderfully detailed art brings his world of draglings, wizards, and magical mansions to life for all to delight in.  Drop in and say" Hello" to Randal.  Browse thru a large assortment of his art and perhaps select a lasting gift for someone special,  Hours: Friday 11am to 5pm Sat 11am to 5pm, Sun Noon to 4 pm.
  • Blaque Berry Puppets

    This just in! Blaque Berry Puppet Theater will present "Leave Well
    Enough Alone," a puppet show on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at
    the Children's Illustrated Art Museum. The performance will take place
    during the opening celebration of an exhibit of Sandra Ure Griffin's
    artwork and will feature puppets designed by Griffin.
  • Sandra Griffin opening

    An exhibit of artwork by Sandra Ure Griffin, author/illustrator of
    EARTH CIRCLES and other works, will open September 25 at the
    Children's Illustrated Art Museum, 36-37 Crestwood Plaza. The show
    will include Griffin's latest work (full color illustrations derived
    from ceramic tiles) as well as her previous works in scratchboard and
    other media. Books, prints and notecards will be offered for sale.
    The opening reception will be from 3pm to 7pm on Saturday, September
    25 and the artwork will be on display until the end of December.
  • Book Fair

    St Louis Children's Illustrated Art Museum will be hosting a special author and artist event on September the 17th from 1-4.
    15 Guardian Angel authors and artists from around the country will be in attendance to meet with people and do signings.
    Activities for kids:
    -book fair,
    -book signings,
    -book readings, 
    -felt art project by our felt artist.
    -coloring contest,
    -artist performing painting of book art,
    -photography of the kids attending-where we can print up the photos there.
    -caricatures drawn by an artist etc.
    -scavenger hunt
    -cookies and punch
    -tour CIAM museum

Welcome to the Children's Illustrated Art Museum

Our Rainforest Exhibit is now open.  The book "A is for Anaconda" has been transformed into a walk through exhibit.  Laura Regan"s art work is displayed in a unique setting that will entertain and educate our visitors.  Please call 314-941-2097 concerning group tours.

We're ready.  Come on by!

Last Updated (Sunday, 15 December 2013 17:43)


We have officially opened the doors on our new location, in Chesterfield Mall on the second floor near Macy's.

We have a special holiday exhibit opened just in time for Christmas. A walk through diorama exhibit of Clement C. Moore's Twas The Night Before Christmas. A great family outing that will bring smiles to young faces and create memories to last for years.

And Sunday, December 15th, we are having an open house. There will be an update on visiting artists that will be in attendance.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 10 December 2013 21:20)